BOOK: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the primary text of Raja Yoga – the path of concentration and meditation. I first read it during my yoga teacher training and continue to reference it. The Sutras, or thought-threads, are at least 4,000 years old and cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures. They also provide guidance for dealing with situations in everyday life.
This particular version, with translation and commentary by Swami Satchidananda, is the most widely read. He was the founder of the Integral Yoga Institute, where I originally trained. I had the pleasure of experiencing satsang (asking the enlightened guru/teacher questions on Truth) with Swami Satchidananda at the IYI Ashram. His wise, yet very practical, voice comes through in this book. I highly recommend it as a guide for mastering the mind, even if you do not practice the asanas (physical postures).
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA.
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